The hottest news at present is the worry about the
slow change in the temperature of the earth and its
The ordinary people do not have the least idea if
the temperature of the earth is increasing. But the
newspapers have been writing long articles about the
possible effects of the slow rise in the temperature of
the earth. The most common fear stated is that the
icebergs in the Arctic and Antarctic regions melt and
the seas and the oceans rise to cause flooding of the
Many articles we read also mention that the
carbon dioxide and methane gases will cause the
temperatures of earth as a whole to rise to
unbearable levels. What happens when the earth's
temperature rises? This question is answered by
speculative thinking. There will be shortage of water.
There will be erratic seasons and untimely rains.
There will be either too much cold or too hot days and
The people are made to think that this
change in earth's temperature can be either hastened
or slowed by what we people do or don't do. Some
people say that when the population increases there
is too much activity resulting in rise in carbon dioxide
concentration. For example, by the industrial
production of items such as steel, plastic items,
machinery, etc. there is increase in green-house
Everything that we pursue for
development, for raising the per capita income, for
growth of domestic product year by year, we are
creating conditions for increase in the earth's
temperature and causing the feared climate change.
This is a highly technical subject and no one has been
able to repudiate this theory of possible doom
awaiting the people living on this earth. All the
governments are forced to take action to decrease
the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) which only can
halt the march of the heat to raise the earth's body
All the governments of more than 190 member
nations of the United Nations are given notice that
they should plan their actions to stop this climate
change in order for all the inhabitants of the world to
live comfortably preventing rise of temperature of the
earth and stop the melting of the icebergs in the polar
|Why the scientists are worried about the climate?
by Mohan Shenoy.
Adyar Gopal Parivar
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|Why The Scientists are worried about the Climate Change?
By Mohan Shenoy
The developed nations have more gadgets but
smaller densities of populations. The developing
countries such as China, India and Brazil have
large populations but not so many gadgets that
guzzle energy in their homes. The developed
countries want the developing countries to
reduce the growth of population as also the
manufacture of steel, cement, coke and coal,
etc. The developed countries consume more
gas and use more petroleum and other products
per capita, than the developing countries.
Therefore both have their own shares in the
climate change phenomenon and both have to
make changes in their life styles and
My gut feeling is that the prediction of
further change in the earth's temperature is
unfounded. The earth has a self-regulatory
mechanism and it will maintain its temperature
within a certain limit no matter how much
damage is apparently done to the environment.
The population will increase until a certain peak
is reached and then it will not rise further. The
sun and its planets have a built-in technique by
which their health is maintained. Any damage
done is corrected through the self-regulatory
mechanisms. No human activity can be too much
since the humans can go only upto a certain limit
in their pursuits.
Nature is not a static thing. It undergoes
changes by reasons known to itself. All changes
are handled in such a way that survival of its
constituents such as insects, birds, animals,
humans and all fauna and flora is guarranteed.
The Nature will not perish.
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